April 30, 2012
Cultural heritage collections, special collections, faculty publications, and research data sets will be preserved in perpetuity using Rosetta
Chicago, IL—April 30, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a global leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has opted for Ex Libris Rosetta to preserve the school’s extensive cultural heritage collections, which include newspapers and other historical textual documents, photographs, rare books, oral history interviews (including transcripts and audio), motion picture collections, and more. In addition to cultural heritage collections, Rosetta will enable the University of Utah to preserve faculty publications and research data. The J. Willard Marriott Library hosts the collections of many campus departments and, as a member of the Mountain West Digital Library network, hosts collections belonging to other Utah institutions.
”In evaluating the marketplace, we found Rosetta to be the most sophisticated and mature solution to manage and preserve the vast range of our digital collections,” said Kenning Arlitsch, associate dean for information technology services. ”Rosetta’s ability to scale up will enable us to accommodate the rapid growth of our digital resources, projected to reach 250 terabytes in three years, and also to preserve and make accessible research data sets from our faculty.”
Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, Web sites, and other digitally born and digitized materials.
”The University of Utah is an exceptional member of the Ex Libris community. We’re humbled at the opportunity to expand our relationship with the University of Utah libraries and to partner with them to serve other departments within the institution,” commented Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America. ”There’s a real trend among institutions responsible for managing large amounts of data to adopt Rosetta to provide access to digital information over time, serving not only today’s community but, more important, the community of tomorrow.”
About the University of Utah
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain range, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the United States and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. For more information, see http://www.utah.edu.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.